Difficutly Walking in Older Adults

  • Expert Advice: How to Choose a Mobility Aid for a Senior

    The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.

  • Encouraging a Senior with Limited Mobility to Get Outside

    Fresh air and a change in a senior’s surroundings can do more than help diminish boredom and complacency. People who spend a few minutes outside daily are less likely to have health problems and more likely to remain active.

  • Tips for Minimizing Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

    Experienced caregivers offer their best suggestions for minimizing the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s such as gait freezing, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability.

  • Knee Replacement Surgery: A Personal Story

    A personal story about knee replacement surgery, the rehabilitation process, and the decision to have the other knee done.

  • What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

    You've found a surgeon you trust, scheduled the procedure, and figured out which senior rehabilitation center your loved one will be staying in, but are you prepared for what comes after the surgery?

  • Do All Seniors Need Rehabilitation After a Hip Injury?

    A broken hip, hip injury or hip replacement in the elderly can be very painful and problematic. Both occupational therapy and physical therapy services will likely be necessary to reduce pain, maximize mobility and improve quality of life.

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  • How to Know When Your Elderly Parents Need Help at Home and When to Intervene

    Signs your parent may need help include sudden or significant changes in behavior, physical function, appearance, cognition, memory, or judgment.

  • The Forward Lean

    An odd occurrence during an evening walk caused me to jump to a conclusion about the potential source of my cognitive impairment.

  • Seniors, Mobility, & Falls: Remember Humpty-Dumpty?

    Statistics show that one out of three people over age 65 take a fall each year. Whether you are a caregiver or an aging adult living alone, take a good look around your home and eliminate trouble spots.

  • Tips for Common Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

    The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be frustrating and disruptive to activities of daily living. Explore these tips for motion and exercise as a key technique for managing movement issues.

  • Shoe Wedges Reduce Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

    Using wedges in shoes may not only reduce pain in the knees while walking, it may also slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is Parkinson's Disease?

    Parkinson's Disease causes tremors, trembling and impaired balance. Get information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for this progressive neurological disorder.

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